On February 19, 2012, I self-published my first YA paranormal novel: Entangled (Spellbound #1). It was one of the most exciting and terrifying things I’ve ever done.
The Spellbound Trilogy opened the gateways to a genre I’ve loved since I was little but had never considered writing. For decades I’d been using my free time outside of work to write literary short fiction and then historical romance. One historical romance would take me 5 years with the research — then another 5 of querying agents and editors and “almosts” … and a broken heart.
I was so inspired by the indie pioneers who caught my attention in 2011, and who gave me the courage to self-publish and try something different. Getting my stories out to readers has been a dream come true from the start and introduced me to one of the greatest communities of readers and writers.
The book world means so much to me and my greatest wish is that we continue to thrive and support one another. It’s so gratifying to see, not only writers publishing their books, but the opportunities it provides for so many entrepreneurs: PAs, publicists, cover designers, editors, advertisers, narrators, web developers, graphic designers, models, and so many more talented individuals and groups.
Although my writing has become more polished over the years, I will always have a special love for my “first child” especially the totally out there, wild & crazy plotlines, and Gray’s sarcastic wit–and love of chocolate! I will always love Raj and Adrian–especially Adrian (4ever!). Those months of writing the Spellbound books was a time before I worried about things like sales rank and ROI. It was pure outlandish fun. Pure–MAGIC!
?️ Book 1 is set to permafree, if you missed it before. And book 2 is on sale for $0.99 until the end of the week. (I see the sale price is in effect everywhere with the exception of Google Play.) Links to all stores and more information can be found on my Spellbound page. The original book trailer can be viewed here, set to the haunting melody “The Raven” by Simon Wilkinson who is a hugely talented composer of atmospheric music.
Thank you for being part of the adventure! Keep reading, writing, designing, and doing the things you love to do! xox